COVID-19 Info For Staff

Leading Forward

While Lockhart ISD’s approach to the school year has changed due to COVID-19, the commitment to grow our students remains unchanged. In Lockhart ISD, we continue to ensure our students are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported so they can thrive and reach their full potential. We commit to holding high expectations for our students, for ourselves, and each other because this is the foundation for equitable and excellent outcomes for all. This enduring commitment is why students are at an advantage in Lockhart ISD.

The district also takes very seriously the responsibility of caring for the safety and well-being of our students and staff. In our approach to the new school year, our leadership team partnered with a diverse group of 76 LISD staff who served on the Reentry Task Force and the Caldwell County Chief Medical Officer to forge a pathway to reopen schools in a way that prioritized safety while enabling us to serve students the Lockhart ISD way. 
 

The guidance contained within the Leading Forward: LISD COVID-19 Response Plan Guidance for Employees is anchored by the recommendations shared from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of the Governor,  and the Texas Education Agency. It is also tethered to the feedback received through the staff Thoughtexchange and subsequent surveys. 

Leading forward, our approach balances our commitment to excellence for our students, our commitment to safeguard the safety and well-being of our students and staff, and federal and state requirements for the provision of public health and safety. 
If you have any questions, please contact covid19hrsupport@lockhartisd.net.

Helpful Links for Employees

LISD Request for Alternative Work Arrangement
If feasible depending on the work required, an alternative work arrangement (i.e., working remotely and/or schedule change) could be considered for LISD employees.  This may or may not be suitable for all positions or individuals.  The form is to be completed by the employee and approved by the supervisor and HR to determine if an alternative work arrangement is a viable option.  The final decision to approve a request will take into account whether the request will have a negative impact on continued school or business operations.
LISD Work Reentry Form

All confirmed COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptomatic individuals must complete the
LISD Work Reentry Form for review and approval prior to returning to work. 
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. 

COVID-19 Employee Workplace Process Map 2020-2021
This document lists the symptoms of COVID-19, the definition of "close contact" in determining exposure, and the processes that will guide decisions depending on employee circumstances.


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